May 1, 2013 by James
This weekend, Mills State Park and the Staatsburgh State Historic Site will be participating in ‘I Love My Park’ Day – an event designed to get people to volunteer to clean up state parks.
The program seeks to make the needs of [Read more]
April 18, 2013 by Sarah
For one day next week, restaurants in Dutchess County will be participating in the ARCS’ program ‘Dining Out For Life’.
Those who eat out at participating restaurants will [Read more]
March 1, 2013 by Sarah
Beginning today, The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck will be presenting Up in One Production’s version of the acclaimed musical ‘Spring Awakening’. The show is being produced by Diana di Grandi, and it is [Read more]
February 5, 2013 by Sarah
Whether people want to create a touching love letter for that special someone this Valentine’s Day, or really hate the holiday and want to let out some frustration, an event is coming up that could satisfy either whim.
This Valentine’s Day, Blackbird Attic, a [Read more]
January 15, 2013 by James
This past Sunday, January 13, the Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC) in Fahnestock State Park held its annual National Winter Trails Day Winterfest Celebration. The one difference was that this year, the celebration was “snowless”.
Generally outdoor activities for the event would involve things like snowshoeing, sledding, or skiing. Instead, the TOEC staff took guests on guided nature and bird walks, as well as guided hiking trails into the nearby woodland areas. There were also instructional sessions on how to create a good winter campsite, and Hudson Valley Outfitters staff members were available on site to discuss how to go about snowshoeing for anyone who was interested.
For those who wanted to stay indoors, winter park staff members from Fahnestock were on hand to discuss ski equipment and how to take care of it. Members of Putnam Highland Audubon provided bird seed for guests to feed the winter birds, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind were there with their ambassador dogs in order to talk about their programs. There were also nature crafts available to entertain the kids and, at 3:00 pm, Bill Robinson gave a presentation on wildlife. The programs ran from 11:00 up until Robinson’s presentation.
The TOEC may have hired print companies to create flyers and promote the event. Without the snow, there may have been a danger that people in Dutchess County areas like Hyde Park may have thought the event would not happen. The different organizations who were on hand may also have hired print companies to create business cards or informational brochures for anyone who was there to attend.
December 14, 2012 by Mark
This coming weekend, the CIA will be hosting a charity dinner for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. It’s not a spy dinner, but rather a dinner put together by the graduating class of 2013 from the Culinary Institute of America. The event is being dubbed “Black & White with a Splash of Red” and guests are expected to wear black and white semi-formal attire.
The dinner will take place on Saturday, December 15th on the CIA’s campus in Hyde Park, New York. Guests are welcome to attend a cocktail hour that begins at 6:00 p.m. and will feature specialty cocktails along with wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres. The dinner begins at 7:15 p.m. and will be a four course meal with wine pairings. The Big Band Sound will be performing until 11:00 p.m. that evening, and there will be a dance floor for anyone who wants to show off his or her moves. There will also be an auction that guests can participate in. Prizes include gift certificates to famous New York restaurants, cookbooks from famous chefs, and even tickets to a New York Giants game.
Admission for the dinner is $85 with additional charges for tax and gratuity. All proceeds from the dinner will be given to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief fund as well as the CIA Chef McCue Side Towel Scholarship Fund.
It is possible that the CIA might hire a print company to create flyers or posters to get the word out about this event. With two great causes to support, they will want as big of an attendance as they can get.
November 5, 2012 by James
This weekend, Buglisi Dance Theater will be returning to the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, New York. The Kaatsbaan Center, in association with the New York State Council on the [Read more]
October 3, 2012 by James
This weekend, Poughkeepsie, New York will be hosting its third annual ‘Taste of Little Italy’ festival in Mount Carmel Place. Introduced in 2010 by the Friends of Little Italy Poughkeepsie (FLIP), the event has [Read more]
September 8, 2012 by Mark
August 16, 2012 by Mark
This weekend sees New Paltz, New York play host to the Hudson Valley RibFest. The primary focus of the festival is its barbecue competition, which will start on Saturday, August 18, and conclude on [Read more]